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Jessica Holloway-Haytcher uses an app that helps her track meals, exercise and keep in touch with an online coach. Mark Rogers Photography hide caption

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My New Diet Is An App: Weight Loss Goes Digital

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How Can We Be Sure Artificial Intelligence Is Safe For Medical Use?

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Top government leaders told NPR that federal agencies are years behind where they could have been if Chinese cybertheft had been openly addressed earlier. Bill Hinton Photography/Getty Images hide caption

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As China Hacked, U.S. Businesses Turned A Blind Eye

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Jeremy Heimans: How Can We Harness Technology To Fuel Social Change?

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Three seasoned deputies — one with at least 20 years on the force — a detective who happened to be in the area, and two canine officers all responded to the call of a burglary in progress at a Cedar Hills home near Portland, Ore. Instead, they found a trapped robotic vacuum cleaner. Washington County sheriff hide caption

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Created by Chinese programmers, 996.ICU has become a popular repository of workers' rights campaign materials on the website GitHub. The name is a play on a refrain that long work hours of 9 to 9, six days a week, could send tech workers to the intensive care unit. 996.ICU/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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GitHub Has Become A Haven For China's Censored Internet Users

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Concern is growing about a burgeoning online market for essays that students can buy and turn in as their own work. And schools are trying new tools to catch it. Angela Hsieh/NPR hide caption

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Buying College Essays Is Now Easier Than Ever. But Buyer Beware

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Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at a trade fair in 2018. The company says it will use artificial intelligence to figure out which of its users have died. Gerard Julien/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump vowed in January to "detect and destroy any missile launched against the United States anywhere, anytime, anyplace." Doing so would likely mean basing defenses in space. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Trump's Plan To Zap Incoming Missiles With Lasers Is Back To The Future

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A body camera from Taser is seen during a press conference on Sept. 24, 2014 in Washington, DC. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Police Are Investing In New Technology. 'Thin Blue Lie' Asks, 'Does It Work?'

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At George Mason University in Virginia, a fleet of several dozen autonomous robots deliver food to students on campus. Patrick Madden/WAMU hide caption

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The Robots Are Here: At George Mason University, They Deliver Food To Students

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at the company's annual developers conference in San Jose, Calif., May 1, 2018. Facebook is beginning to enforce a ban on white nationalist content. Stephen Lam/Reuters hide caption

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With Facebook Ban On White Extremism, International Norms Apply To U.S.

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Australian Attorney General Christian Porter (left) and Minister for Communications Mitch Fifield hold a press conference in Canberra. Australia's parliament has passed legislation punishing Internet platforms for failing to remove violent audio and video. Mick Tsikas/AP hide caption

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An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8 sits grounded in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in March. Ethiopian officials on Thursday released the initial report into last month's crash of a Max 8. Mulugeta Ayene/AP hide caption

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